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U.S. jobs report; Exxon earnings; Casino panic

1. Jobs report: The first set of jobs data for 2018 will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET....

Posted: Feb 2, 2018 11:57 AM
Updated: Feb 2, 2018 11:57 AM

1. Jobs report: The first set of jobs data for 2018 will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Economists predict the United States gained 175,000 jobs in January. Unemployment is expected to stay at 4.1%, the lowest level since 2000.

In December, the economy added 148,000 jobs.

Consumer confidence has been high and, in general, Americans aren't worried about losing their jobs.

Wage growth is expected to reach 2.6% in January, up from 2.5% in December.

"Life is generally good for the U.S. consumer," said Paul Donovan, global chief economist at UBS Wealth Management.

2. Unending earnings: Oil giants Chevron and Exxon Mobil will report results ahead of the open, along with Clorox, Estee Lauder, Merck and Sprint.

Deutsche Bank shares tumbled 6% after the company reported a third consecutive annual loss.

The -500 million ($625 million) loss for 2017 was fueled by a -1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) hit from tax changes in the United States. Germany's largest bank also reported falling revenues.

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3. Stock market movers -- Mattel, Google, Amazon, Guess: Shares in Mattel and Google parent Alphabet slid in extended trading after they reported disappointing results.

Amazon shares, meanwhile, were set to pop at the open as investors cheered the company's latest results.

Guess stock could be poised for a rebound after dropping nearly 18% on Thursday.

Shares in the fashion brand tanked after model Kate Upton accused co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual harassment. Guess did not respond to requests for comment, but TMZ reported that Marciano had denied any inappropriate conduct.

4. Casino check: Macau casino stocks tumbled after Bloomberg reported that China could soon allow some forms of gambling in the southern province of Hainan.

That might draw gamblers away from Macau, which is currently the only place in China where casinos are legal.

Wynn Macau, Sands China and MGM China shares fell sharply in Hong Kong before recovering most of their losses.

5. Global stock market overview: U.S. stock futures were deep into negative territory on Friday.

European markets declined in early trade, and most Asian markets ended the day with losses.

Volatility has been creeping back into the markets after a period of steady gains. On Thursday, 10-year Treasury yields climbed to their highest level in nearly four years.

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6. Coming this week:

Friday -- U.S. monthly jobs report

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 34622

Reported Deaths: 1215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds269748
DeSoto181818
Madison138236
Jones117349
Harrison104014
Rankin103515
Neshoba102274
Lauderdale94281
Forrest93943
Scott79215
Jackson72717
Washington64310
Copiah63115
Leake61320
Lee58621
Holmes57341
Oktibbeha56828
Wayne55416
Warren55320
Yazoo5436
Grenada5357
Lowndes52613
Leflore52256
Lincoln50935
Lamar5027
Pike47020
Sunflower4528
Lafayette4374
Monroe43635
Covington4195
Panola3996
Bolivar38018
Attala37524
Simpson3733
Newton35710
Adams34019
Pontotoc3266
Tate32313
Marion31312
Claiborne29310
Chickasaw29219
Winston28711
Pearl River27632
Noxubee2758
Marshall2693
Jasper2676
Clay25511
Union23811
Smith23412
Walthall2267
Coahoma2156
Clarke21425
Lawrence1992
Yalobusha1938
Kemper18014
Carroll17311
Tallahatchie1664
Humphreys15910
Montgomery1493
Calhoun1475
Tippah14411
Itawamba1418
Hancock13813
Webster12811
Tunica1193
Jefferson1173
Jefferson Davis1164
Prentiss1123
Greene10810
Amite1063
George1023
Wilkinson959
Tishomingo921
Quitman891
Alcorn852
Perry764
Choctaw754
Stone732
Franklin492
Benton420
Sharkey420
Issaquena101
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6030162
Mobile4418137
Montgomery4339109
Tuscaloosa254448
Madison19078
Marshall186611
Shelby150924
Lee149437
Morgan12205
Baldwin111410
Walker105127
Elmore98919
Dallas9639
Franklin92216
Etowah88214
DeKalb8416
Chambers65727
Russell6570
Autauga65313
Butler64328
Tallapoosa61669
Unassigned58626
Limestone5741
Houston5526
Cullman5395
Lauderdale5376
Lowndes48022
St. Clair4692
Colbert4656
Pike4595
Escambia4528
Calhoun4365
Coffee4074
Covington39911
Jackson3742
Bullock37010
Barbour3672
Dale3621
Talladega3497
Hale33722
Marengo33011
Wilcox2968
Clarke2946
Winston2893
Chilton2872
Sumter28512
Blount2731
Pickens2556
Monroe2492
Marion24514
Randolph2449
Conecuh2277
Perry2091
Bibb2081
Macon2069
Choctaw20212
Greene1928
Henry1433
Crenshaw1273
Washington1277
Lawrence1170
Cherokee1127
Geneva920
Lamar811
Fayette781
Clay742
Coosa621
Cleburne411
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